Monday, November 30, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Dec. 1, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Dec. 1, 2009

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We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

David P. Gardner
Educator

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Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success.

Louisa May Alcott
1832-1888, Author

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All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Author

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Life is a team sport. Sometimes you give and sometimes you get.

Ann Pearson

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 30, 2009

Inspirations for Mon, Nov. 30, 2009

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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through
which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Irish Playwright

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Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Brian Dyson
Business consultant

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Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or
architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
English Writer

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 27, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 27, 2009

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The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone
in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will
become.

James Lane Allen (1849-1925)
American Author

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Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925)
Writer

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To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Writer

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Northeast Ohio Residents:

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 26, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 26, 2009

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The following should be Inspiration Enough:

YOU ARE NOT A TURKEY!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – Photo Greeting at http://www.successisyou.org/page21.html

Please consume and travel responsibly, share generously, and forgive quickly!

For our friends outside the United States, please have a good day and consume and travel responsibly, share generously, and forgive quickly also!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 25, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 25, 2009

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Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in
the past.

Tyron Edwards

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Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author and Speaker

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When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Wayne Dyer
Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker

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Where nature is concerned, familiarity breeds love and knowledge, not
contempt.

Stewart L. Udall
American Politician

Monday, November 23, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 24, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 24, 2009

Thanks to Gwen Edwards for sharing this with us

This was reportedly written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to "explain God." I wonder if any of us could have done as well?

EXPLANATION OF GOD:
"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers."

"God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off."

"God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have."

"Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista . At least there aren't any who come to our church."

"Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K."

"His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important."

"You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time."

"You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!

Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway."

"If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids."

"But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And...that's why I believe in God."

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 23, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 23, 2009

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Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

Leo F Buscaglia

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People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world.

Actor and Author of Michael Josephson
Radio Commentator

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If you have seen this before, please forgive us but we want to make sure we don’t miss anyone. There is an “Off The Hook” (in a good way) young lady taking the FACEBOOK and WRITING community by storm. Her name is Aundria Hawkins Ford and you can check her out at http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org.

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Thank You to those who were able to participate in BDPA’s Nov. 17th Community Meeting in Cleveland. The feedback on the Student Competition awards, the IT Corp global initiative, and the four presenters has all been positive. Meeting comments have already received national recognition and acclaim on FACEBOOK. The meeting generated a level of excitement that should be an excellent catalyst going into 2010. For those who were unable to attend, there are photos and videos available at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file08.html

The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 PM. That meeting will also be held at the Dolan Center at John Carroll University. Meeting details will be updated at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file31.html. Meanwhile, your questions and your ideas for upcoming meetings are welcome at info@bdpa-cleveland.org or by calling (216) 773-0700.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspirations for Fri, Nov. 20, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 20, 2009

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Men can be stimulated to show off their good qualities to the leader who seems to think they have good qualities.

John Richelsen

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Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of aggression or abrasion....Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want, too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.

Diane Sawyer
Television journalist

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When a man begins to understand himself, he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men.

Norvin G. McGranahan

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Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Romain Gary (1914-1980)
French Writer
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 19, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 19, 2009

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My country is the world; my countrymen are mankind.

William Lloyd Garrison
(1805-1879) Social reformer

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Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

Plutarch (c. 46-c. 120 A.D.)
Biographer and moralist

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Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.

Ruth McKenney

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People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to.

George E. Allen
1832-1907, Publisher and Author

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 18, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 18, 2009

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We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.

Persian proverb

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No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.

Minot Simons

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I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend and a hug from a child. There are plenty of life's tiny delights for all of us.

Jack Anthony
Author

Monday, November 16, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 17, 2009



Feature of the Day is the video “Help Save 25,000 High School Dropouts.” It can be found above. Produced in Chicago, the video has implications far beyond the Windy City.

If you live in the Cleveland / Northeast Ohio area, you can follow up with immediate action by checking out "Answer The Call" at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file27.html and planning to join us Tuesday evening, Nov. 17th.

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I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.

Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 16, 2009

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Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.

James Baldwin

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Interested in Technology or Youth? Live in Northeast, Ohio? Answer The Call at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file27.html.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 13, 2009



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You don't need a reason to get up in the morning, you need to be the reason other people get up in the morning!! lets go!

Rev. Run Wilson
http://www.globalgrind.com/revrun

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Well-being is not found in isolation, possessions, or power itself; it usually appears while serving others.

Manuel Arango

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 12, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 12, 2009

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Depending upon when you see this message, Veterans Day may be past, but a few people have asked us to re-publish the video of the meeting of the Folding of The American Flag. You can see it by scrolling down to the article.

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Our Inspirations for October 5 says it best and is re-published below:

"A veteran, whether active duty, reserve, retired or discharged, is someone who, at some point or another in their lives, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including life." - Author Unknown

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Thanks to Kimberly Grubbs for sharing the following message:

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called FAILURE, a loop called CONFUSION, speed bumps called FRIENDS, red lights called ENEMIES, and caution lights called FAMILY. You will have flats called JOBS, But if you have a spare called DETERMINATION, and an engine called PERSEVERANCE, insurance called FAITH, a driver called JESUS, you will make it to a place called SUCCESS! Peace and Blessings

The Folding of the Flag of The United States of America

The folding of the flag of The United States of America

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 11, 2009

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Debra Cameron!

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A BIG THANK YOU to Photographer Alan Ascher who was kind enough to take and share photos from the display of sections of the Berlin Wall, located in Los Angeles.
Alan is a well-known Photographer whose clients include some of Hollywood’s Elite. Also, A BIG THANK YOU to Jean Ford for contacting Alan on behalf of INSPIRATIONS Readers.

The photos may be viewed at http://www.successisyou.org/page25.html or on our FACEBOOK Group Pages at SUCCESS IS YOURS AND MINE and SUCCESS IS YOU.

More information can be seen at http://www.wallproject.org.

Please visit Alan’s Web Site at http://www.alanascher.indiegroup.com and consider his excellent services.

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How we act and speak toward others is emulated, and spreads throughout the world, and the world will be better or worse, because of us!

Henry Ford
No, not the famous Industrialist, but the one who sent you this message

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 10, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 10, 2009

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Feature of The Day is an Inspirational Cartoon at http://www.sfpnn.com/frog4web/Frog2009/fp110909.htm

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Nothing of great value in life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds.

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Pastor, Speaker and Author

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The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not
waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929-1968, American Civil Rights Leader

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Check out: http://www.successisyou.org/page15.html.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 9, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Nov. 9, 2009



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Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford (1863-1947)
American Industrialist

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The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.

Barbara Pletcher
Author

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People are known as much by the quality of their failures as by the quality of their successes.

Mark McCormack

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 6, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Nov. 6, 2009

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Feature of the Day is a comment posted by Connie Atkins of http://www.caao.net.

If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month - get married.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.

Chinese Proverb

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The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

William Wordsworth
(1770-1850) English poet

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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 5, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Nov. 5, 2009

Our “Video of the Day” will be replaced by “Feature of the Day” so we can continue to bring you interesting and diverse messages using a variety of mediums. Sometimes our feature will be in video form and at other times in whatever format we believe will inspire and inform.

Today we urge you to click on http://www.sfpnn.com/PNNs/PNN2009/11042009.htm for a valuable and inspiring message from Rev. Jeanette Pintar. You might also consider signing up to receive her information on a consistent basis. We subscribed several years ago, and are much better for having made that decision.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Nov. 4, 2009




Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

Nancy Astor

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In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed.

Clare Booth Luce

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Inspirations, Tue., Nov. 3, 2009


Henry with Joe "Batman" Clark featured in the movie Lean on Me



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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Natural High Video

What a small world it is when you spot your daughter on an Inspirational Video, and she has told you ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about it (AND SHE KNOWS that you share inspirational content with others!). That’s just how humble some people are. Today’s featured video includes clips from NATURAL HIGH, an organization we have followed and promoted for some time now. When you see the good-looking school principal in the video (in the black and white outfit), THAT’S HER! And please don’t miss the message of the video.



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The Nov-Dec issue of VISIONS is available at http://visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/. In addition to accessing the on-line version, you can now view and print the newsletter as a PDF File if you choose. Also please remember that WE CAN USE YOUR STORY! Contact us at successisyou@yahoo.com.